Alternator Repair in Crystal Palace

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Is your battery not charging? Do your headlights dim when you press the accelerator? If so, you probably have an Alternator Fault.

A new alternator may be necessary to power your engine sufficiently and ensure safety.

Along with alternator repair, battery problems may also be an indication of starter motor failure.


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Top garages for Alternator Repair in Crystal Palace (256 found)
Executive Motor Services
795 Jobs Completed
Camberwell
4.4 / 5

Executive Motor Services is a high quality establishment, offering car service to customers across South East London which was established over 30 years ago and specializ

PKB Motor Company
119 Jobs Completed
Beckenham
4.9 / 5

We strive to become the best and most trusted local garage in Beckenham providing a main dealer, high level service at a price you can enjoy. All of our works are carri

Andrews garage
55 Jobs Completed
LONDON
4.5 / 5

Established since 1974 Andrews Garage has been serving the local area for all its car related needs, such as, MOT'S, Servicing, Tyres, Bodywork (crash repairs), 3D 4 Whee

MMM Auto UK
268 Jobs Completed
Mitcham
4.5 / 5

We are an independent Vehicle service station situated in Liongate Enterprise Park on Morden Road. Specialist is German and Japanese cars. Along with MOT testing station

SAIMitcham Ltd
95 Jobs Completed
Mictham
2.3 / 5

At SAI Mitcham Cars we deal with various car services such as full MOTs, body repairs and spraying, mechanical work, tyre fitting, car sales & much more. Here at

Mobile Mechanic Apollo Car Services
1307 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Mobile Mechanic Apollo Car Services

Zafar Automotive Repairs
182 Jobs Completed
Sydenham
4.7 / 5

We are a Mobile Automotive Repairs Service. We have been in the industry respectfully for the last few years with a fully established network within London, West Midlands

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD
1045 Jobs Completed
Lambeth
4.6 / 5

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD provide full garage services, car repairs, dealer level diagnostics, tyres, bodywork and MOT's. We are based in Streatham, south west London.

Sanu Motors
712 Jobs Completed
Bromley
4.9 / 5

Sick of having to drag your car over to the garage to get it checked or repaired? We at Sanu motors provide you the service of having your car inspected and carrying ou

Eagle Autos
1630 Jobs Completed
South Wimbledon
4.7 / 5

Eagle Autos provide a personalised quality service for all makes and models and include cars that are still within the manufacturer’s warranty period and also cars that a

MckTech
5 Job Completed
London
4.0 / 5

Hi welcome to MckTech I offer the following services been on mechanic over 9 years got level 3 diploma in motor vehicle, Labour cost to the following oil and filter ch

Cleverley cars
67 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

I am a mobile mechanic, technician and remapper. I provide an evening service at your convenience for when you are home from work. I am based out of Elephant and Ca

Crs Autos
95 Jobs Completed
Croydon
4.9 / 5

Customer care is our top priority servicing all makes and models to keep you on the road safely. Free vehicle pick up and drop off should you require Prices we quot

SAI Wimbledon Ltd
516 Jobs Completed
London
4.3 / 5

SAI MOT Centre is one of Wimbledon's leading auto repair, full car service and MOT testing stations for many models of cars and other utility vehicles. SAI MOT Centre ca

Wimbledon Autocentre
688 Jobs Completed
Wimbledon
4.8 / 5

Established in 1987, we’ve enjoyed a long and rich history servicing motorists who appreciate both our technical expertise and affordable prices. Renowned in the area for

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Alternator Repair in Crystal Palace
Frequently asked questions
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What is a car alternator?

The car's alternator performs a simple but vital job: to keep your car's battery charged. The battery is responsible for starting the car, spark plugs, lights, electrics, and sometimes power steering - quite a job - so it's essential that it's topped up - and that's what the alternator does.

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What are common problems with an alternator?

The alternator acts like a small generator: the engine spins, and the alternator turns that spinning motion into electricity. The most common problems are worn brushes (the component that maintains constant electrical contact with the spinning alternator) and a failing voltage regulator (which ensures that the charge is sent to the battery at the correct voltage.)

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What are the common symptoms of alternator problems?

Common signs of car alternator problems include the 'charge' or battery lights flashing on the dashboard, flickering or dimming headlights and interior lights and a growling or whining noise under the bonnet.

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What is the average alternator repair cost?

An alternator can be rebuilt as opposed to replaced, however in truth the difference in cost is often quite small. Either way the most common repair cost is around £150-200.

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How to test an alternator for problems

A simple way to test an alternator for problems is to do what's known as the headlight test. Park your car with the headlights on or run it in neutral, then rev the engine. If the headlights dim you could well have an alternator problem. A better test is to take your car to a garage, where a car alternator can be tested using a multimeter tool.

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What happens if my alternator breaks?

If your alternator fails, your car battery won't charge and, very soon, will have insufficient charge to start the car.

Average rating for  Alternator Repair in Crystal Palace bookings

4.64

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Alternator Prices in Crystal Palace

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed but you can expect to pay between £250-£300. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Crystal Palace
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£317.94
Vauxhall£325.47
Volkswagen£299.23
Peugeot£363.09
BMW£352.98
Audi£372.08
Mercedes£492.10
Renault£347.15
Nissan£368.45
MINI£404.20
Volvo£383.91
Toyota£393.21
Citroen£293.81

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/07/2021 and 26/10/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator